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What Will Replace Auburn Gresham’s Closed Sav-A-Lot? Alderman Courting Multiple Grocers

Ald. David Moore hopes to fill the vacancy left by the discount grocer as soon as possible.

The Save-A-Lot market in Auburn Gresham closed in February 2020.
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AUBURN GRESHAM — A replacement for the neighborhood’s now-vacant Save-A-Lot may soon come, according to Ald. David Moore (17th).

The Citizen recently reported the alderman is in talks with several local grocers, including Pete’s Fresh Market and Local Market, to fill the space at 7908 S. Halsted St. left vacant by the discount supermarket chain Feb. 22.

Moore told Block Club Thursday he was meeting with another interested party next week, and is hopeful his constituents will get the supermarket they need.

Local Market opened a South Shore location last fall, six years after the departure of Dominick’s, a closure that turned the neighborhood into a food desert. The new Jeffery Plaza Local Market is about 5 miles away from the vacant Auburn Gresham Sav-A-Lot.

As for the vacant CVS just down the street at the corner of 79th and Halsted, Moore said he’s still searching for a suitable replacement.

“We can’t put a grocery store in there because the square footage isn’t compatible, so I’m hoping we can get another pharmacy because that’s what we really need.”

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